In Science, we aim to provide a study of experimental investigation of the three sciences that gives all students a first class educational experience. Students acquire a body of scientific knowledge which is valuable to both everyday life and to study at a higher level. Throughout all of our courses students gain skills that enable them to be comfortable in an increasingly technological world; they should then be able to apply these skills in scientific method to unfamiliar situations.
Course outline for Key Stage 3
The following topic areas are covered by students in Year 7: environment and feeding relationships; variation and classification; electricity; solids, liquids and gases; acids and alkalis; forces and their effects; cells; reproduction; solutions; the Solar System; simple chemical reactions; energy resources.
In Year 8, students develop the previous skills that they have learnt and study the following areas: food and digestion; rocks and weathering; heating and cooling; atoms and elements; sound; respiration; compounds and mixtures; light; microbes and disease; the rock cycle; magnets and electromagnetism; ecology.
Course outline for GCSE
In Year 9 all our students begin three separate GCSE courses in Biology, Chemistry and Physics, so all students will achieve all three GCSEs at the end of Year 11. Students will achieve a GCSE qualification in Science and Additional Science at the end of Year 10 and a GCSE qualification in Further Additional Science at the end of Year 11. Information regarding each of the individual sciences can be found by following the links below: